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Long gone are the early aughts, when bedazzling the back pockets of your acid wash jeans was socially acceptable (sigh). To no surprise, we’ve been waiting for the time when a grown-up rendition of the rhinestone trend would resurface. And, spoiler alert, it’s here — bedazzled nails are officially a thing, and just in time for the holidays. To give you some rhinestone manicure inspiration (and help you relive your teens), we’ve rounded up our favorite bedazzled nail looks below that will have your fingers shining brighter than the twinkle lights. 

Bedazzled Nail Look #1: Ice, Ice Baby

Below-zero temps are just an excuse for hot chocolate and frosted nails in our book. Add a diamond (OK, a cheap stick-on rhinestone) into the mix and, well, we seriously couldn’t be happier. This look by Paintbox has it all. Plus, if going glitterati on your nails isn’t your vibe, this icy blue manicure is super chic and understated. Rock it from the office to drinks to your holiday soirée. 

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Bedazzled Nail Look #2: Lucky Stars 

Who said the star had to be at the top of the tree? Certainly not Miss Pop, who is gifting us with the bejeweled star-embellished manicure of our dreams. We’re obsessed (like, majorly obsessed). While she brought artistry to the look, you can still DIY with some cheap nail stickers and rhinestones. Make it your own by choosing your favorite holiday shades. 

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Bedazzled Nail Look #3: Oh-So-Classy

Hi, Betina Goldstein, just so you know, this look is permanently on our manicure wishlist (because yes, we have one of those). Wow, oh wow, this has surpassed even our highest holiday nail expectations. It’s a negative-space mani meets French tip vibe that is ridiculously chic and minimalist. If you want to rock the trend in an elegant way, well, this is how to do it. 

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Bedazzled Nail Look #4: Astrology Mood

It should come as no surprise that we love, love, love astrology here at, so we’re obviously drooling over this celestial masterpiece from Rita Remark. Using Keep Calm, a holographic purple shade from the Essie Mercury Retrograde collection, she gives a shimmery laquer to the nails. Then, using multi-colored, reflective gems, she bedazzles each nail and finger. Side note: Does anyone know our holiday horoscope? 

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Bedazzled Nail Look #5: Pearls on Pearls 

This pearl stunner is a true gem — literally and figuratively. Jessica Washick designed a black and white pattern around the edges of each nail, and it’s so good, we can’t stop staring. She placed smaller white pearls in a circle and then dropped larger black and white pearls along the outer edge to create a stunning and chic look. We need these nails, STAT. 

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Bedazzled Nail Look #6: Life of the (Holiday) Party 

Chelsea King has made our Christmas manicure dreams a reality. This is the perfect paint for holiday festivities. While we stan a classic red polish any time, the crystal cuticle detail brings this mani to the next level.

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